CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 2M - FINANCIAL REPORTS AND AUDIT  

PART 2M.3 - FINANCIAL REPORTING  

Division 4 - Annual financial reporting to members  

SECTION 317   CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS AT AGM  

317(1)   [ Types of reports]  

The directors of a public company that is required to hold an AGM must lay before the AGM:


(a) the financial report; and


(b) the directors ' report; and


(c) the auditor ' s report;

for the last financial year that ended before the AGM.

Note 1: If the company ' s first AGM is held before the end of its first financial year, there will be no reports to lay before the meeting.

Note 2: A public company that has only 1 member is not required to hold an AGM (see section 250N ).

Note 3: Section 250RA imposes on the auditor of a listed public company an obligation to attend or be represented at the AGM.

317(1A)   [ Small companies limited by guarantee]  

Subsection (1) does not apply to a small company limited by guarantee in relation to a report if the company is not required under a member direction made under section 294A or an ASIC direction made under section 294B to prepare or obtain the report.

317(2)   [ Strict liability offence]  

An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .


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